Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO) is funded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University. It brings together more than twenty scholars working in the fields of literature, history, philosophy, European languages and classical studies, covering the period approximately AD 400 to 1800.


MEMO's Key Research Themes

 Wales, England and the Marcher lands: borders and cultural exchanges 

• Social, spiritual and cultural identities 

• Gender, Religion and systems of belief 

• Topography, space and place 

• Health humanities: histories of medicine and the body 

• Medieval towns and cities: urban and rural cultures 

• Natural philosophy and history of ideas 

• Language and multilingualism


Current Research Projects

More information on the research projects that MEMO members are currently involved in can be found here

News and Events

The Department of English Language and Literature is pleased to announce the recent appointment of a new Tutor in Renaissance Literature, with a strong expertise in Shakespeare. Dr Eoin Price joined us from the Shakespeare Institute at the beginning of October 2014 and is currently teaching the new Year Two course, Shakespeare in Context(s) and the Year Three course, Power and Performance.

MEMO is delighted to welcome Dr Irina Metzler to Swansea as Wellcome Trust University Research Fellow. With research expertise in the areas of medieval medicine and disability studies, Dr Metzler's work will chime with, and further enhance, current work being undertaken at Swansea in the field of medical humanities. 


MEMO has a thriving postgraduate community, both at MA and at PhD level. Click here for information about degree schemes and Postgraduate study